Hmm, Twilight makes sense (I understand it was shit out by the Devil), but why all the outrage over Nickelback? I see so much hate for the group everywhere, and I don’t get where it comes from. They’re not a favourite of mine by a long shot, but I don’t think they’re bad, by any means.
the Nickelback hate is because they epitomize the current pseudo-hard-rock party-pandering generica. That said I’ll confess to some of their songs being guilty pleasures of mine. They do what they do well, and consistently pump out catchy tunes that are at home in bars and hockey game intermissions.
Come to think of it, I REALLY must have liked that song.
At one stage it was in the top 25 of the most played on my ipod.
Considering how much music I have on there, that’s really fuckin’ scary.
I’m proud to say now that it no longer makes the cut.
Nickelback is hated by a lot of people because they pump out tons of extremely generic “hard rock” music that produces a lot of record sales but has no originality and no desire to push the envelope in any way. They are a cardboard cutout of a band, representing thousands of shitty garage bands that sound just like them. People resent that they’ve managed to become so successful with such an unoriginal sound…they represent all that’s wrong with the music industry today.
That’s why most people hate them. Personally, I hate them because Mike Kroeger drugged and anally violated me in 1994 in the alley behind a Starbucks in Vancouver while shouting, “Here’s your nickel back, bitch!” just because I never let him keep the change from my double tall mocha latte. As if the anal violation wasn’t bad enough, they consistently fail to give me credit for inspiring their name.
See thats what I dont get… good for nickelback… they have found away to be successful… I dont understand how they could represent what is wrong with the music industry when they are putting out music that people buy… its supply and demand… if that kind of crappy rock wasnt in demand then people wouldnt buy it… I think it jealousy… People think they could do that and because its not original enough that its no good
Haha, first I thought Ahmed was one of those linguistically challenged people who *still* talk about themselves in 3rd person in their status updates – but that he at least stuck with his choice, even in the replies.
Wow. Nickleback should totally adopt/admit your story Sensible. That is probably the most interesting story I’ve ever heard about them. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever heard any other stories about the band or it’s members but I’m still sure it would top any if I had.
It’s not just Nickelback. It’s ALL of those bands. There’s one song by (I think) Puddle of Mud that is almost exactly like a Nickelback song or vice versa. Their songs have more cliches than a high school literature magazine. I’m not the type who jumps on a bandwaggon, but I know I wasn’t the first person to hate Nickelback and all those bands (I think Hinder is another one that makes me want to beat myself to death with a crowbar).
If I don’t like something, then obviously it shouldn’t exist. Those are the rules. I hate Nickelback, therefore everyone else should also. I have a negative opinion of the literary quality of the Twilight books and therefore, everyone else should hate them.
See? Simple. However, if you bastards continue listening and watching this drivel, then it’s my solemn DUTY to let you know how wrong you are!!!!
Opinions are like assholes, if yours is different than mine, then you should see a doctor.
^it’s hard not to listen to their music when their over-simplified guitar riffs are blarring everywhere you go…especially here in Canada due to the fact that stations must play a certain percentage of Canadian music per day…I think Chad Kroegers voice is God damn awful, it sounds as if he hasn’t cleared his throat in 10 years. As mentioned before they add nothing new to the music scene. They’re doing what Pearl Jam already did, yet still have the balls to call their own music original. It’s also hard to take them serisously when their main demographic is 12 year old boys who think they’re hard core and trailer trash.
Mediocre bands and literature exist so that we may know more easily if someone is mediocre, and therefore “un-friend-able”. Why else would you ask someone you’re trying to get to know what kind of music they like?
Hmmm kd, I think you’re joking, but it can be hard to tell here.
If not, that’s a little harsh. I’d have almost no friends if that was my criteria for liking them, as so many of them have poor taste in music.
I have a strict criteria for choosing men though. They must pack at least 4 inches on the flop or it’s no deal.
Ah see, I guess this is why I don’t get a lot of this hate, not being in America. I understand the Miley Cyrus hate, because when I went to America a couple of years back, she was EVERYWHERE. Yet, since she’s never played over here, I (again sacrificing my place on Lamebook for what I naively consider to be fairly decent music) think she’s a fairly good artist. Ignore the Hannah Montana stuff, that’s for kids. But whe… wait, shit, wrong rant.
Saying that though, ‘Rockstar’ by Nickelback was played every ten seconds for about twenty thousand months over here, and was even on an advert for a sofa store that they put on every sungle fucking ad break, so hearing that song makes me want to punch walls. Or tear my sofa apart.
What troubles me about Sensible’s rant is that he’s obviously a big enough fan/follower to know the back-story of the band name – that the bands bass player Mike Krueger worked at a Starbucks in Vancouver and would give people a nickels back in change. This troubles me, but not the anal rape.
@wordpervert: sometimes, comedy requires great sacrifice. I hope you all appreciate the shit I put myself through to come up with this stuff. All I ask in return is your undying admiration. And mountains of cash in small unmarked bills, delivered at least weekly. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.
So if they make accessible, radio-friendly music, why does everybody assume that makes them sellouts? If there are so many people who like that kind of music, why can’t the actual band members be some of them and give them the benefit of the doubt that they’re producing music that they like? Doesn’t mean you have to like it, but it would make them not sell-outs. Ont everybody has to make 25 minute long songs of random noises that only make sense if you’re on the same drugs that they were when they made the music in order to be true to themselves.
@ Sense: As I was picking myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I couldn’t help but notice I was a little aroused by your statement. I thought Nickelback was okay, but now I like them a little more. Once again Wikidpedia, (yes that’s how I meant to spell it) racks up another point in my book.
You could see the second one coming a mile away. The only thing I wasn’t sure about, whether or not it was Twilight or Harry Potter. Though I still laughed a little.
yet and the score for nickleback. as much u all hate them, u’ve all been talking about them, researching them etc…..although very valid point in that when radio stations play and play and play songs, sure does wreck them, good or not!
Personally I would say that X-Factor and American Idol represent all that is wrong with the music industry. At least Nickelback write their own music, rather than the winners of these shows who get handed a song belonging to someone else to butcher.
Personally, I love Nickelback. I went to see them live and they were amazing. Their music is fun to sing along to.
I like Twilight too. I’m far from obsessed with it (I’m a Harry Potter geek to the end) but I rather enjoy it for what it is.
It doesn’t bother me if other people don’t like them, I just wish they wouldn’t act so superior.